A Celebration: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
David Edgar, one of our most politically incisive playwrights, was invited by Trevor Nunn in 1980 to adapt Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby. He created an eight-hour tour-de-force which played over two consecutive nights.
The play began life in 1980 at The Aldwych, the RSC's London base at the time, before going on to be a Broadway hit.
Original cast members attending the reunion event included Timothy Spall, Suzanne Bertish, Patrick Godfrey, Emily Richard, Christopher Benjamin, David Threlfall, Julie Peasgood and Edward Petherbridge, as well as others involved in bringing this iconic production to life.
Photo shows members of the original Nicholas Nickleby cast dancing on stage. At the centre is playwright David Edgar dancing with Timothy Spall.